In an NPR CD review, Nate Chinen referred to George Cables as an “erudite and soulful pianist,” but his prowess as a composer is as valuable a contribution to jazz as his mastery of the piano. Born in NYC, and schooled at the High School of the Performing Arts and Mannes School of Music, by 20 he was playing gigs with top players and at top venues around the city. By the early 70’s he moved to the West Coast continuing to work with legendary icons, including Freddie Hubbard, Dexter Gordon and Art Pepper. Jarrett and Cables met when he was playing with the Jazz Latin band, Baya, based in L.A. He has enthusiastic fans across the globe who hear his warmth and soulfulness in everything he does.